Celebrate Hispanic - American Heritage Month!

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September 2023

Celebrate Hispanic-American Month

Hispanic Heritage Month is observed annually from September 15th -October 15th , it began as a way for communities to mark the achievements of Hispanic and Latino Americans with festivals and educational activities. Today, this celebration continues to promote the history, culture, and contributions of Hispanic-Americans °X specifically, those whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America. It is a time to celebrate and appreciate colorful cultures, rich histories, and diversity of Hispanic Heritage. The 2023 Hispanic Heritage Month national theme is °•Prosperity, Power, and Progress°¶. 

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Famous Hispanic-Americans

It is important for all of us to appreciate where we come from and how that history has really shaped us in ways that we might not understand- sonia sotomayor

Sonia Sotomayor

Sonia Sotomayor was the first Hispanic and third women to serve on the US Supreme Court. She was appointed in in 1992 as a federal judge before her 2009 appointment to the Supreme Court by President Barack Obama. Learn More. 

your great strength is knowing who you are - oscar de la renta

Oscar De la Renta

Oscar de la Renta was a world-renowned fashion designer, revered for his couture-like ready-to-wear collections that have provided many a show-stopping moment on the red carpet. After launching his eponymous line in 1965, the designer developed successful bridal, fragrance and homeware collections that established his reputation as one of the most successful and respected designers in the industry. Learn More. 

preservation of one's own culture does not require contempt or disrespect for other cultures- cesar chavez

Cesar Chavez

Cesar Chavez was a Mexican American labor leader and civil rights activist who dedicated his life°¶s work to what he called la causa (the cause): the struggle of farm workers in the United States to improve their working and living conditions through organizing and negotiating contracts with their employers. Learn More.

September Employee Spotlight

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